The 10 Best Things to Do in Anjo, Japan

December 29, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Anjō is a city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 183,217 and a population density of 2,130 persons per km². The total area was 86.05 square kilometres.
Restaurants in Anjo

1. Denpark

1 Kaji, Akamatsu-cho, Anjo 446-0046, Aichi Prefecture +81 566-92-7111
Excellent
22%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Denpark

Reviewed By PamNord - Adelaide, Australia

We stumbled across Denpark by accident when trying to find a good playground for our children while visiting Nagoya. It's a bit out of Nagoya, being a 30-40min train ride from Nagoya station, followed by a 20min taxi ride. But still, we couldn't resist the idea of visiting a Danish-themed park while in Japan.
Denpark seems to be a collection of themed Gardens, interspersed with replica Danish buildings housing restaurants and shops. The Gardens were gorgeously landscaped and there was a large children's playground with a giant slide, wooden treehouses, play equipment and a small track with motorised cars. Our four-year-old had a ball and didn't want to leave. There was also a small train that wound its way around the park, but sadly, we didn't get a chance to ride on it.
Despite the Danish theme, there were very little Danish goods sold in the shops. However, there were some great European and British items for sale, in particular, toys. The Danish connection was most evident in a playroom filled with Lego and Duplo, which both children enjoyed tremendously. It gave our one-year-old a chance to stretch his legs while he played contentedly on the padded floor.
Denpark is a bit of quirky place, and probably not everyone's cup of tea. But if you're in the Aichi area and need somewhere for kids to run about and play, then Denpark might be worth a visit.

2. Hatcho Miso no Sato

69 Okandori, Hatchocho, Okazaki 444-0923, Aichi Prefecture +81 564-21-1355
Excellent
30%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Hatcho Miso no Sato

Reviewed By Beaucaillou - Germany

Starting with their national cultural heritage building, our guide escorted us to the history of Kakukyu company chronically. Guided tour is only in Japanese. Guided tour begins with pre-registration every 30 minutes between 9:30 to 12:00 in the morning and 13:00 to 16:00 in the afternoon. In the museum part of building one can see not only miso making tools but also ancient Kimono which was wore when the owner brought freshly made miso to load in Okazaki castle. In the end of tour, we had 3 kinds of tasting; haccho-miso soup, Akadashi miso-soup and Konjac with haccho-miso sauce. This visit and tasting takes nearly an hour and it is free of charge. After the visit, we went to their restaurant where we could taste series of haccho-miso meal and Nagoya specialties.

3. Chiryu Shrine

12 Jinden, Nishimachi, Chiryu 472-0023, Aichi Prefecture +81 566-81-0055
Excellent
16%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Chiryu Shrine

Reviewed By hifu2014 - Saitama Prefecture, Japan

境内は多宝塔に太鼓橋、知立神社独特の拝殿等ゆっくり参拝できます。11月上旬に訪問しましが綺麗な菊がたくさん奉納されてました。

4. Horiuchi Park

1-1 Anshita, Horiuchicho, Anjo 444-1155, Aichi Prefecture
Excellent
30%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Horiuchi Park

Reviewed By O_Ei_Ketsu - London, United Kingdom

Visited here with my 2 boys, aged 8 and 3, and my niece aged 5. Great combination of free and paid activities in the park. Free activities include climbing frames, slides including a high and long roller slide, a dry slope for sledding (sleds are free to borrow), a splash play area, some kind of bouncing on what looks like a giant rubber cloud (lots of kids loved this), and pedal cars. The paid rides (all very reasonably priced) include a ferris wheel (not advisable in the summer heat), carousel, pedal monorail in the sky (my kids went on this several times - adults loved this too although we had to pedal), and mini train ride. You can easily spend 2 fun-filled hours here.

5. Kotsu Jido Yuen

3-47-1 Kanda-cho, Kariya 448-0851, Aichi Prefecture +81 566-22-9371
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Kotsu Jido Yuen

Reviewed By ferhat81 - Adapazari, Turkey

We went to Kotsu Jido Yuen since its rating on Trip Advisor was good. It took from my location to there 35 minutes. But I was disappoimted. It was just a simple children park. If your home is near to this place, you can take your children to spend half of the day. You need to buy ticket for 500 Yen. 1 set includes 11 tickets and you can use it for all activities in the park.
There is a carpark area for free.
But I dont recommend for whom comes from long distances. Toyota city has a better chidren park with similar concept very near to Kuragaike park.

6. Okazaki Castle

561 Koseicho, Okazaki 444-0052, Aichi Prefecture +81 564-22-2122
Excellent
18%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 267 reviews

Okazaki Castle

Reviewed By ART196

Castle keeps don’t often contain the best Exhibitions within even though they mostly function as museums, because their main draw relies on spectacle, but Okazakijō is different. It has a glorious collection of models and artefacts. Unfortunately these collections are jealously guarded and pictures are prohibited within the museum. There is also a separate museum dedicated to the life and times of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the castle park. Period players perform martial arts shows in front of here and I talked with one such lady performer, performing as Komatsu-hime (the ladies always win so they’re worth cheering for). There is small traditional clock tower in the park. On the hour a karakuri (edo-era wooden robot) emerged and performed Noh theatre (pictured). I’d been wanting to see a Karakuri ningyō for a while and suddenly out of nowhere, to my immense delight, one appears from inside the clock in the castle park!
History:
Okazakijō is where Tokugawa Ieyasu was born in 1542. He was called Matsudaira Motoyasu as a child and stayed at Okazakijō until he was 9, when he was handed over to the Imagawa clan as a hostage as part of a peace deal between Oda Nobunaga and Imagawa Sassai. Ieyasu lived in Sunpujō until he was 13, there upon he took his first wife (get in there, my son). He returned to Okazakijō and became lord of the castle aged 18. Ten years later he left to make his headquarters in Hamamatsujō, and left Nobuyasu, his eldest son, in charge of Okazakijō. Nobuyasu stayed there for at least 5 years and participated in the battle of Nagashino. But he fell from grace thereafter, and was exiled and eventually ordered to commit suicide in 1579 by his father at the behest of his father-in-law, Oda Nobunaga (well, you can’t choose your family).
Lords of Okazakijō throughout the Edo-jidai were humbly fiefed but enjoyed a great amount of political power. Okazakijō also had the strategic importance of being located along the Tōkaidō (East Sea Road). The castle was demolished in 1871 by the Meiji authorities, but the castle’s surroundings today form a large park with wall and moat segments remaining. The tenshu was reconstructed out of concrete in 1959.

7. Muryoju-ji Temple

61-1 Yatsuhashicho, Jinai, Chiryu 472-0001, Aichi Prefecture +81 566-81-4028
Excellent
14%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
35%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Muryoju-ji Temple

Reviewed By hosakin - 福岡

八橋かきつばた園に佇む三河新四国第四番無量寿寺。いずれあやめかかきつばた、気分的にはアバターもえくぼといったところでしょうか。

8. Jozanen

180-1 Nakahongo, Izumicho, Anjo 444-1221, Aichi Prefecture +81 566-92-7780
Excellent
35%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Jozanen

Reviewed By yoitoko137 - Kuwana, Japan

安城市にこんなに素晴らしい庭園があるなんて今まで知りませんでした。安城出身の石川丈山の世界感たっぷりの日本庭園とお座敷が堪能できます。入場料も安く、お座敷ではお庭を眺めながらのお抹茶も楽しめます。建物は最近建てられたものなので、エアコンの効いている部屋もありますしトイレもきれい。京都とちがって観光客でごった返してないので、場合によっては独占状態。四季折々訪れたい場所です。

9. Daijuji Temple

5-1 Hiromoto, Kamodacho, Okazaki 444-2121, Aichi Prefecture +81 564-21-3917
Excellent
21%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Daijuji Temple

Reviewed By kentarotetsu - Okazaki, Japan

Daijuji temple is one of the official Tokugawa Shogun family's temple. The one and only display of the IHAIs (Buddist mortuary tablet) of the 14 Shoguns who ruled Japan during the Edo period is awesome. Although there were 15 Shoguns, the last Shogun Yoshinobu insisted on Shinto burial, thus having no Ihai to display. Each ihai represents the physical height of the shogun. Quite interesting to see that Ieyasu (the first shogun) was relatively tall. Tsunayoshi (5th shogun) ihai is very short, coinsinding with the general belief that he was a frail man.

10. Honshoji Temple

26 Nodera, Noderacho, Anjo 444-1165, Aichi Prefecture +81 566-99-0221
Excellent
40%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Honshoji Temple

Reviewed By yoitoko137 - Kuwana, Japan

今回、「あいちとぎふ いくさトリップ」のスタンプラリーの対象施設だったので再訪しました。一向一揆の時、拠点となったお寺で、お城の隅櫓のような太鼓楼がカッコいいです。

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